The best ever recipe for buttery spritz cookies with festive variations, perfect for a Christmas party dessert.
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine all ingredients except flour in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. Prepare dough as directed by variations below, if desired. (If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate, 30-45 minutes.)
Place dough into cookie press fitted with template. Form desired shapes, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Variation 1: Chocolate Chip Spritz - Add 1/4 cup coarsely grated semi-sweet chocolate.
Variation 2: Eggnog-Glazed Spritz - Add 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter, softened, 2 tablespoons water and 1/4 teaspoon rum extract in bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies.
Variation 3: Lebkuchen Spice Spritz - Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves. Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies.
Variation 4: Mint Kisses - Add 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Immediately after removing cookies from oven place 1 chocolate candy kiss on each cookie.
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I was looking forward to making so good spritz cookies. The first time I made them was in my cooking class, and they turned out really well. For Christmas I was gifted a cookie press. This press was different than the one that I tried in class, but I figured that it worked the same way. I tried making them on one weekend, and I didn't have the recipe that I used in class. I then turned to the internet, and this was the recipe that I first saw. I tried it, and it turned out well on the cookie sheet when I was pumping it out. Then I put it in the oven for about 7 minutes, and they turned out as blobs where you couldn't even tell what shape it was. I then tried putting it in the fridge and tried again, but it was the same result. Maybe you could help me out and tell me what I did wrong.
Hi Riley, People measure flour differently, and you may be a light flour measurer. We suggest always trying a "test" cookie in the oven to see how it turns out. If it spreads, you can try stirring in 2 tablespoons of flour at a time until the dough is somewhat thicker in consistency. Hope this helps- happy baking!
I've made a similar recipe many times. I use 3/4 cup of powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar. After mixing the ingredients together, I knead the dough (in three parts), until it is elastic. Then I place the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before putting it into the cookie press.
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